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11 Places You Should Visit Once In Your Lifetime Before Turning 40

By Andrew Alpin, 13 April 2017

Travelling is one of the best hobbies everyone should cultivate. However, if you are already a travel junkie, then you must know it becomes harder as you become older than ever. It becomes harder to sustain in cold weather, hot places, you cannot trek to places you love. But there are some places that you need to visit before you turn 40, with your partner to soak up the spirit and the beauty of the place. We bring to you 12 such places to explore before retiring.

1Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai is one of the largest cities in North Thailand and is place to many temples markets and places to spend time alone. It is also the home to Thai Elephant Conservation Centre where orphaned elephants, old elephants are taken care of and is a must visit for any animal lover.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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2Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands is a cluster of volcanic islands that provide incredible diversity in plant and animal life. The islands are not inhabited by humans and only authorized guides are allowed to take tours to these lovely places where you can see many endangered and exclusive to the islands species of plants, flowers and animals.

Galapagos Islands

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3Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is the world’s largest and longest natural coral reef. It is 1,400 miles of pure awesomeness. The wide and colorful variety of fauna and flora will enthrall you and the variety of aquatic animals in their natural habitat is bound to capture your imaginations and dreams.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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4Macchu Picchu, Peru

Macchu Picchu is a 15th century ruined city of Inca civilization. This civilization was known for its rabidity and how Spanish and other European invaders caused the end of once thriving civilization. Now only the ruins of their once magnificent empire, tucked in the mountains. You can also find lots of Llamas here, who are happy to pose for photos in return for some treats.

Macchu Picchu, Peru

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5Antarctica

Antarctica is the most remote continent of the planet and a place where not many people have toured. With no cities or parks or monuments to visit, you can enjoy the vast icy landscapes and get a sense of what global warming is doing to our world.

Antarctica

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6Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which are the remains of one of the earliest Hindu rulers of Asia. There are temples and palaces in the now ruin city, which will amaze you with its architecture. Despite forest reclaiming most of the buildings, the authorities have manage to restore the main temple and complex in order to provide the visitors a thrilling experience.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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7Petra, Jordan

Petra in Jordan is a place full of buildings and temples built by one of the earliest inhabitants of the place some 4,000 years ago. The place is famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduit system. It was established in 312 BC as the capital city of the Arab Nabataeans.

Petra, Jordan

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8Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey is famous for its chimney like rock formations and it is famous for its balloon rides that provide a beautiful, yet heart stopping view of the landscape.

Cappadocia, Turkey

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9Dead Sea

Dead Sea is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. It is 304 m deep with 34.2% salinity, making it the deepest salt water lake in the world. The salinity makes it impossible for one to drown in the lake and people often come here to float on the water itself.

Dead Sea

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10Bora Bora

Bora Bora is an island in western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. It is known for its resorts, crystal clear water and a permanent population of 8,800 people. It has water bungalows built right in the water and its rich flora and fauna provide a great vacation spot for people who love water.

Bora Bora

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11Havana, Cuba

Havana is the capital of Cuba, the Caribbean country next to USA. Tourists come to Havana to have a good time as the atmosphere here is leisureful and alcohol runs free of any restrictions. People also visit Cuba for its relatively cheap medical care, but they visit it more for the beaches, booze and beauty of nature.

Havana, Cuba

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